The reason for the hood scoop was to allow a larger better flowing intake on the new engine. I have started the mockup of the new intake on the old block before it is removed. The intake design includes the use of a single plane carb style EFI manifold, with a throttle body off of cable driven LS1s found in 4th gen F-bodies and GTOs. The throttle body will be aimed backwards to take advantage of the cowl induction. It looks like I barley have enough room for the LS1 throttle body with the standard HEI distributor so I am going to have to switch to a small cap style distributor.